Frugality

Frugal Organization for Kids Craft Supplies

Kids’ craft supplies can completely take over your house if you’re not careful! In our old house, my children’s craft items were crammed into various cupboards and drawers and of course as a result, we couldn’t find anything when it was needed. When we moved, I made it a goal to have a central location […] Read more…

17 ways I save money on real food without coupons

17 Ways I Save Money on Real Food (Without Coupons)!

Last week, I confessed that I’m not an extreme grocery couponer, although I love to find a good deal. What I want to share with you this week is how I save money on real food, without coupons. First I want to clarify that I do use some coupons–I just don’t have a basement of shelves well-equipped for […] Read more…

No Grate Powdered Homemade Laundry Soap

  The internet has been abuzz for the past couple of years with recipes for homemade laundry soap. Making your own laundry detergent is economical, good for your clothes and often helpful for people with sensitive skin or people who get headaches from strong scents like yours truly {have you ever been down the detergent […] Read more…

How to Stay Within your Budget When You’re Busy with a Newborn

Our fourth baby arrived about 3 1/2 months ago and at first things were crazy, like they usually are with a newborn in the house! Another blessing is always welcome in our home but this particular stage sometimes presents a challenge when it comes to staying within our budget. It’s easy to overspend since you […] Read more…

How Many Clothes do Kids Really Need?

I used to think my children didn’t have a lot of clothes. Based on the amount of clothing I saw displayed at garage sales, my kids really didn’t have much in comparison, I reasoned. But when we started to be able to go 2 full weeks without washing anything (except socks and underwear), I began […] Read more…

7 Realistic Ways to Eat Real Food on a Budget

Sometimes I come across blog posts or magazine articles about eating “real food”. Real food is basically foods that are natural, whole, unrefined and eaten as close to its original state as possible (i.e. a banana rather than banana flavored cereal). This definition does not include highly processed and refined food products, fast food and stuff out of […] Read more…

10.00 for 50.00 at Vistaprint: Christmas Photo Cards, Calendars and more!

Right now you can get a $50 Vistaprint credit from LivingSocial for only $10. Vistaprint sells business cards, holiday photo cards, photo calendars and more!  I’ve ordered calendars and address labels from Vistaprint in the past and have been very pleased with the results! Their Christmas photo cards (which is what I’ll be using my […] Read more…

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